Jones County School System

Title I Programs

Title I, Part A is a part of the Elementary and Seconday Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). This act provides federal funds through the Georgia Department of Education to local educational agencies (LEAs) and public schools with high percentages of poor children to help ensure that all children meet challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards.

All Jones County schools are School-Wide Title I schools for 2017-2018. The JCSS has no schools that have been labeled as Focus or Priority schools under Georgia's ESEA Flexibility Waiver. The Georgia Department of Education recognized the following FY16 Reward Schools - High Progress: Dames Ferry Elementary, Gray Elementary, Clifton Ridge Middle, and Gray Station Middle.

  • Clifton Ridge Middle School-Schoolwide Program
  • Dames Ferry Elementary School-Schoolwide Program
  • Gray Elementary School-Schoolwide Program
  • Gray Station Middle School-Schoolwide Program
  • Jones County High School-Schoolwide Program
  • Turner Woods Elementary School-Schoolwide Program
  • Wells Elementary School-Schoolwide Program

An important part of our school system success in the parent, family, and community engagement in providing input and guidance in developing activities for student achievement. For more information about Title I, please contact the principal of your child's school, or the district's Federal Programs Director, Dr. Gail Wincey, at 478-986-3032.


Dr. Trevis Killen
Homeless Liaison for Jones County Schools

Definition of Homeless Students
Individuals whose nighttime residence is NOT:
-stationary, permanent and not subject to change
Regular-used on a predictable, routine, or consistent basis
Adequate-sufficient for meeting both the physical and psychological needs typically met in the home.

Family Engagement

Parent's Right to Know

In compliance with the requirements of the Every Students Succeeds Act (ESSA) the Jones County School System informs parents that you may request information about the professional qualifications of your student’s teacher(s).  The following information may be requested:

  • Whether the student's teacher-
    • has met State qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction;
    • is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which State qualifications or licensing criteria have been waived; and
    • is teaching in the field of discipline of the certification of the teacher.
  • Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications. 

If you wish to request information concerning your child’s teacher’s and/or paraprofessional's qualifications, please contact the principal of the school at:

DFES-Mrs. Leigh Ann Knowles (478-986-2023)
GES-Mrs. Leslie Poythress (478-986-6295)
TWES-Mr. Lance Rackley (478-986-2222)
WES-Mrs. Teresa McCuen (478-742-5959)
CRMS-Mr. Chip Lundy (478-743-5182)
GSMS-Mr. Wes Cavender (478-986-2090)
JCHS-Mrs. Mary Frances Stewart (478-986-5444)